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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,825 People

    I haven't been on in a while

    and I apologize you guys! I too have been battling depression, and honestly I'm sure a lot of people that do, come to the conclusion with suicide. I have had this before but.. I honestly don't see the point in it. I've known what it's like to want to die. But it's only temporary...
    zxmnwendy zxmnwendy 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    LifeIsShitLetsEndIt LifeIsShitLetsEndIt 18-21, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    My past few weeks have been pretty good

    so while my mind is clear and happy I'd like to offer some motivation to all the folks struggling with their depression. My first bit is this: try as hard as you can not to seal yourself off. From your friends, family and yourself. Pushing all these people away costs your...
    littlechef77 littlechef77 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Hey everyone, I'm battling

    and suffering from depression too. I've been seeing a councillor and may be put on medication. I know life really sucks right now but for all ages, every breathe is a new beginning. if you don't like something you have the power to change it. every breathe. if you mess up, don't...
    ocdfun123 ocdfun123 16-17 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm so tired. It's 2 am.

    I just got home and what should've been a great birthday weekend I'm sitting here crying. Praying I don't wake up. I'm sick and so tired of this life. Like I just wanted one night where there was no fighting. And I wasn't forcing myself to please everyone and I just wanted to...
    cutecrazy05 cutecrazy05 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    hey peeps, I've had a pretty rough life (but

    who hasn't). People are constantly bullying me at school, I've tried suicide, and Once in a while I still think about it. I just feel so alone all the time. My family life isn't great, I don't feel like I'm entitled to opinions just about everywhere I go with anyone. and only a...
    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Have you ever been so sad

    that it physically hurts inside?
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I feel like depression effects me

    so much more, on a day to day basis then the other people around me with it. I mean, I can't hardly talk to other people without kicking myself, or just totally faking everything, let alone have/sustain friendships. I sit through hours of school on my own simply because the...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I think I'm pretty good at hiding it in public,

    even around most of my friends, but on the inside it's a constant battle. I don't see why people like me and I don't see a purpose for life... But I've already got accustomed to loneliness.
    TyranFarted TyranFarted 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Life is to short to worry about what others may

    think of you, be true to yourself and God will take care of the rest.........
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I fight the urge to hurt myself

    or worse everyday I only stop my self for a few people I'm hurt and no body knows
    wolfiegirl03 wolfiegirl03 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    So okay. I've never really been a confident

    person. I've always struggled with making friends (it's gotten slightly better now than it was, though I still don't have a massive circle of friends), and I've always been a target for being picked on at school. When I was younger, my mum had a really bad drinking problem. She...
    lolliepopp99 lolliepopp99 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Well, all things come to an end.

    .dont they? Nothing stays the same.. the feelings, the emotions, the screenshots, the songs, the little things that you did....all will soon reach a point where they would be meaningless and worthless..just like yourself.. How you could be so expandable and dispensable because...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I hate it. I can be really happy

    but one bad thought pulls me into a deep depression. It's horrible.
    appleisaiah appleisaiah 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    It's not easy, everyday is a constant battle.

    This is something that will never leave me and I understand that. But accepting my fate does not make it any less harder. If I could stop it, I would do it in a heartbeat.
    KEdouardo KEdouardo 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Does anyone feel more depressed

    when you sleep in? It feels like you wasted half your day
    niceguyswin23 niceguyswin23 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I am battling depression every day

    and have since I was very, very young. There are, of course, outside problems that make it harder to handle the depression, while he depression makes it harder to handle the outside problems. What a life. I tend to have volatile moods and am very hurtful towards my loved ones at...
    sismit sismit 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I haven't been on EP

    for a long time. I need to be more socially active. I've been up and down latelly In reaction to recent events. I am on an up turn right now, but I need to stay aware of all of my feelings, past and present. I need some good conversation. Preferably, someone my own age.
    kman862 kman862 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    im crying right now because no matter what i do

    i cant gain weight. i have been underweight and unable to gain weight my entire life and the bullying has damaged me mentally. i even disfigured my face because of so much bullying. no guy wants me ive been alone my whole life. im tired of this is no fair. i cant gain weight at...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't care, i don't want to fight it anymore.

    I really have lost the will to live
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    SoulSearcherLover SoulSearcherLover 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    On top of the congestive heart failure

    and all the rest of the **** wrong with me, they are telling me that I now have COPD..As COPD gets worse, one may be short of breath even when I do simple things like getting dressed or fixing a meal. It gets harder to eat or exercise, and breathing takes much more energy...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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